Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by Andrew Bak » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:48 pm

Apologies for the slight delay in publishing the Round 9 Results, the late publication of the draw (and results from Round 8) didn't help us too much. Anyway, here are the results!

Round 9 Results

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by David Gilbert » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:20 pm

Thanks Andrew. I've been on tender hooks all day!

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by Andrew Bak » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:22 pm

Final roll-call for our Competition - you've got until 3pm on Friday to get your submissions in!

If you haven't tried it yet, give it a go! It's free to enter and you could still win a free entry to an e2e4 weekend event if you can get the best individual round score!

Submit your Predictions

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by Nick Burrows » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:08 pm

What percentage of entrants have been submitting their entry between 2-3pm?

I've had to do mine the night before, but a computer evaluation of the games would give you a significant edge!

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by PeterTurland » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:18 pm

Please teach me how to yawn.

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by PeterFarr » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:04 am

Nick Burrows wrote:What percentage of entrants have been submitting their entry between 2-3pm?

I've had to do mine the night before, but a computer evaluation of the games would give you a significant edge!
Howell v Jones and Lalic v Arkell seem good candidates to not last for even half an hour, unless one of them happens to be feeling particularly feisty.

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by Andrew Bak » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:16 am

Nick Burrows wrote:What percentage of entrants have been submitting their entry between 2-3pm?

I've had to do mine the night before, but a computer evaluation of the games would give you a significant edge!
Typically about 80% come before 2pm, there are always a few that leave it to between 2.55 and 3.00pm!

However late submissions don't seem to correlate too well with overall performance...
PeterFarr wrote:
Nick Burrows wrote:What percentage of entrants have been submitting their entry between 2-3pm?

I've had to do mine the night before, but a computer evaluation of the games would give you a significant edge!
Howell v Jones and Lalic v Arkell seem good candidates to not last for even half an hour, unless one of them happens to be feeling particularly feisty.
I agree with that, I'm sure Jones is more concentrated on the World Cup now than the British Championships.

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by PeterFarr » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:36 am

sorry double post.
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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by PeterFarr » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:39 am

Andrew Bak wrote:I agree with that, I'm sure Jones is more concentrated on the World Cup now than the British Championships.
Yup - certainly not about to blame them if that's what happens. Not sure where any last round fireworks might come from; Zhou-Gormally perhaps.

Actually, I've just remembered that in the Tour de France, there is a prize for the most aggressive rider each day - that might be a good chess innovation.

Really like your instant daily round reports btw, great effort.

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by Andrew Bak » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:45 am

PeterFarr wrote:
Andrew Bak wrote:I agree with that, I'm sure Jones is more concentrated on the World Cup now than the British Championships.
Yup - certainly not about to blame them if that's what happens. Not sure where any last round fireworks might come from; Zhou-Gormally perhaps.

Actually, I've just remembered that in the Tour de France, there is a prize for the most aggressive rider each day - that might be a good chess innovation.

Really like your instant daily round reports btw, great effort.
There is a best game prize on offer for each round - a shame this isn't publicised more on the official website :(

I'm glad you enjoy the reports!

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by Andrew Bak » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:45 am

Round 10 Results

Remember you have until 3pm to get your final round entries in!

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by Andrew Bak » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:07 pm

You've now got less than an hour to get your final round predictions in - new entrants could still win free entry to an e2e4 event!

3pm is the deadline!

Submit your predictions

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by Andrew Bak » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:55 pm

The Prediction Competition is now complete and the Prize Winners can be revealed:

Round 11 Results

Thanks to everyone that participated and thanks to Chess & Bridge and e2e4 Chess for kindly supplying the prizes – we hope you enjoyed the Competition!

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by Angus French » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:40 pm

Thanks to Andrew and Yorkshirechess.org for running the competition - it was fun and added to the enjoyment of following the championship. Thanks, also, in this respect, to Carl, Dave Clayton and Matthew Carr for broadcasting the games.

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Re: Yorkshire Chess - British Championships Competition!

Post by Rob Thompson » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:49 pm

Some very good results for chess parents in that - Andrew Adair winning week 2 and my mother coming 2nd overall.
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